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Nintendo Download: March 10-16, 2016.
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March 10, 2016, 16:09:34
 
March 10, 2016 – Star Ghost, more Mega Man, and even more stuff in this week's Nintendo Download! Be sure to see all of this week's updates at noon eastern on your favorite digital storefront.

Nintendo of America said:
This week’s Nintendo Download includes the following featured content:

Nintendo eShop on Wii U

Star Ghost
– Save the galaxy from the Metagons in this explosive shoot-’em-up by former Rare and Retro Studios developer Rhys Lewis. Star Ghost features procedurally generated levels, a unique control scheme and an atmospheric soundtrack from renowned composer David Wise. It is available exclusively in Nintendo eShop on Wii U.

Virtual Console on Wii U

MEGA MAN BATTLE NETWORK 6 CYBEAST FALZAR
and MEGA MAN BATTLE NETWORK 6 CYBEAST GREGAR – After moving with his family to Cyber City, Lan, with the help of Mega Man, must intervene before an ancient creature of enormous power destroys the network and the world. Game content is the same for MEGA MAN BATTLE NETWORK 6 CYBEAST FALZAR and MEGA MAN BATTLE NETWORK 6 CYBEAST GREGAR, but NetNavi chips and other items may differ.

Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS

Blast ’Em Bunnies
– Blast ’Em Bunnies is an endless first-person shooter in which you must defend your rabbit burrow using fun new types of weapons and ammo. From Watermelon Machineguns firing sticky raspberries to Turnip Mortars firing explosive Pepper Bombs (which release heat-seeking chili seeds) you’d better get shooting those coins to buy all of the upgrades.

BRAVELY SECOND: END LAYER DEMO The Ballad of the Three Cavaliers – Square Enix’s critically acclaimed Bravely Default game is all set to enjoy a much-lauded sequel, and you can try a portion of it right now, for free. In the BRAVELY SECOND: END LAYER DEMO The Ballad of the Three Cavaliers, you’ll return to the land of Luxendarc and embark on a bonus adventure not found in the main game. Make sure to try out different jobs during your adventure. Whether they’re formidable fighters and mages looking to test their skills, giant trolls with a chip on their shoulder or alien entities with a bent for drama, all of them pose a risky challenge … along with the irresistible promise of great rewards.

New DLC

Fire Emblem Fates: Revelation
– This third path in the Fire Emblem Fates story reveals many secrets not available in the Birthright or Conquest versions. Players who own either Fire Emblem Fates: Birthright or Fire Emblem Fates: Conquest can purchase Revelation for $19.99 via the Dragon’s Gate in game. Once purchased, a third option will appear at the Branch of Fate moment of the game: “Refuse to Choose a Side.” Additional content will be released on a weekly basis through April 21 and is all part of Map Pack 1 available now for purchase.

Nintendo eShop sales:

Nintendo eShop on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS

Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric
and Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal from SEGA are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on March 21.

Jones on Fire, Gardenscapes and more games from Joindots are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on March 24.

Nintendo eShop on Wii U

VoxelMaker
is 20 percent off (reduced from $4.99 to $3.99) from 9 a.m. PT on March 11 until 8:59 a.m. PT on March 21.

KEYTARI: 8-bit Music Maker is more than 35 percent off (reduced from $7.99 to $4.99) from 9 a.m. PT on March 13 until 8:59 a.m. PT on March 26.

Test Your Mind is 33 percent off (reduced from $2.99 to $1.99) from 9 a.m. PT on March 11 until 8:59 a.m. PT on March 25.

Christmas Adventure of Rocket Penguin is 20 percent off (reduced from $1.99 to $1.59) until 8:59 a.m. PT on March 31.

Art of Balance is 25 percent off (reduced from $8.99 to $6.70) until 8:59 a.m. PT on March 31.

Mortar Melon and Plenty of Fishies from Nitrolic Games are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on April 30.

Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS

Fantasy Pirates
, Toys vs Monsters and more from EnjoyUp Games are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on April 7.

Snow Moto Racing 3D is 50 percent off (reduced from $7.99 to $3.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on March 17.

Code of Princess is more than 65 percent off (reduced from $29.99 to $9.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on March 21.

The Delusions of Von Sottendorff and His Square Mind is more than 35 percent off (reduced from $12.99 to $7.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on March 22.

The Keep is more than 35 percent off (reduced from $12.99 to $7.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on March 24.

Big Hero 6 Battle in the Bay, Disney Frozen: Olaf’s Quest and more games from GameMill Entertainment are on sale from 9 a.m. PT on March 11 until 8:59 a.m. PT on April 18.

Classic Games Overload: Card & Puzzle Edition is 50 percent off (reduced from $29.99 to $14.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on April 4.

Theme Shop on Nintendo 3DS:

New themes this week include:

Fire Emblem Fates : Two Kingdoms

Blast ’Em Bunnies : Zombies

Blast ’Em Bunnies : Western

Blast ’Em Bunnies : Ninjas

Blast ’Em Bunnies : Luchadors

Blast ’Em Bunnies Bundle

Price reduction:

Nintendo Selects
– Starting on March 11, some of the most popular and critically acclaimed Wii U and Nintendo 3DS games become a part of the Nintendo Selects program and will be available at a suggested retail price of only $19.99 each. Newly priced games include Super Mario 3D World, Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, Pikmin 3 and NES Remix Pack for Wii U; The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D, Yoshi’s New Island, Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D and Mario Party: Island Tour for Nintendo 3DS; and Super Mario Galaxy 2, Animal Crossing: City Folk, Donkey Kong Country Returns and Super Mario All-Stars for Wii.

Also new this week:

Grumpy Reaper
(Nintendo eShop on Wii U)

Jewel Quest (Nintendo eShop on Wii U)

Rhapsody - Music & Radio (Nintendo eShop on Wii U)

Word Puzzles by POWGI – Demo Version (Nintendo eShop on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS)

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Posted: 03/10/16, 16:09:34    
 
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Are those "Nintendo Selects" supposed to be available on the eShop? Because....what? I'll totally download Super Mario All-Stars if true.

Other than that, gimme that Bravely Second demo...!


Posted by 
 on: 03/10/16, 16:15:54
@GameDadGrant

I'm confused about that too...I guess it's worth checking.


Posted by 
 on: 03/10/16, 16:21:40
Apparently Star Ghost was announced just a few weeks ago, which is probably why I never heard of it. I wonder why devs do that?! Can't help sales at all.

Sounds like a good game. And it is Wii U exclusive? For now?!

/EDIT WAIT IT HAS A DAVID WISE SOUNDTRACK? HOW DOES THIS SNEAK UNDER THE RADAR? I need to watch the trailer and hear the music.


Posted by 
 on: 03/10/16, 16:46:23  - Edited by 
 on: 03/10/16, 17:11:01
@Zero I was actually going to post about it the other day, but when I post about indie eShop games, it doesn't seem to generate much interest.

I remember enjoying the Bravely Default demo for a few hours, I wonder if this Bravely Second demo is just as meaty.


Posted by 
 on: 03/10/16, 17:05:09
How's that Keytari?

I don't know if Star Ghost is up my alley gameplay-wise but the names attached are stellar!


Posted by 
 on: 03/10/16, 17:06:10  - Edited by 
 on: 03/10/16, 17:07:24
I chalked up about 7 hours in my Bravely Second demo. Unfortunately for Square Enix that showed me about all I wanted to see of the game; and I mean no disrespect, it looks amazing, but I know my limits.


Posted by 
 on: 03/10/16, 17:17:53  - Edited by 
 on: 03/10/16, 18:43:22


Posted by 
 on: 03/10/16, 17:29:55
@GameDadGrant Wouldn't it be great if they announced Super Mario All-Stars for the 3DS SNES Virtual Console, too?


Posted by 
 on: 03/10/16, 17:53:03
@sirmastersephiroth
That's what I want. I want the improved graphics with save states. That list of Japanese SNES VC games had a Mario Collection in it, which I assume is Mario All-Stars. If so, hopefully it releases everywhere else.


Posted by 
 on: 03/10/16, 22:58:17
@GameDadGrant The prices for the Wii U and 3DS games should be reflected on the eShop, but the Wii games mentioned are just retail discs.


Posted by 
 on: 03/10/16, 23:50:46
@sirmastersephiroth

That would be amazing.

@Mop it up

That is a bummer, but not unexpected.


Posted by 
 on: 03/11/16, 02:06:20
@Zero

David Wise? Sold!!


Posted by 
 on: 03/11/16, 02:32:58
I downloaded and played Star Ghost, and it's really quite good! The music is, of course, what sold me (what I've heard is really quite good).

I probably wouldn't have bought the game had I known how it controlled, but I'm used to it now, and it works. It plays similar to how the Barrel Blast levels in DKCR work, pressing a repeatedly to stay in the air, with the shooting happening automatically. You can control the direction of fire, a bit, and to pull in items and such your way via gravity pull or something. So, you only use the left stick and the a button, and that's it. I would have much preferred a better control setup.

There are some level up like elements, but every power up runs out over time, so nothing's permanent. The only niggle, and it's huge for me since I stink at shooters, is that you start from the beginning when you die - and you generally only get one life. This stinks, as I bought it for the music, and I can't seem to advance enough to hear it all! It is nice that the level layout is changes each time, though, so the same level you're playing through after dying never seems quite the same.

Definitely worth it, I think. It's one of those games, too, that really pop on a plasma TV. Just need to find a level select code...


Posted by 
 on: 03/13/16, 20:07:48
Zero said:
Apparently Star Ghost was announced just a few weeks ago, which is probably why I never heard of it. I wonder why devs do that?! Can't help sales at all.

Sounds like a good game. And it is Wii U exclusive? For now?!

/EDIT WAIT IT HAS A DAVID WISE SOUNDTRACK? HOW DOES THIS SNEAK UNDER THE RADAR? I need to watch the trailer and hear the music.

We are the exact same person. This is exactly how I reacted when my brother told me about this game.

@NoName
Thanks for the solid impressions. Hmmmmm do I want this or not....


Posted by 
 on: 03/14/16, 02:40:09  - Edited by 
 on: 03/14/16, 02:41:35
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